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Five Culture-shaping Practices for Rising Ministry Leaders

 “Most churches make the mistake of selecting as leaders the confident, the competent, and the successful. But what you most need in a leader is someone who has been broken by the knowledge of his or her sin, and even greater knowledge of Jesus' costly grace.”

- Tim Keller

This is a transparently biblical attitude, yet most of us in pastoral leadership and church planting are highly vulnerable to the seductive idol of success. Like all idols do, it will enslave us.

There are five culture-shaping practices that I believe will greatly aid both established and rising church leaders in overcoming the idol of success:

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